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HIGHER EDUCATION
(110 ILCS 62/) Public University Energy Conservation Act.

110 ILCS 62/1

    (110 ILCS 62/1)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Public University Energy Conservation Act.
(Source: P.A. 90-486, eff. 8-17-97.)

110 ILCS 62/3

    (110 ILCS 62/3)
    Sec. 3. Applicable laws. Other State laws and related administrative requirements apply to this Act, including, but not limited to, the following laws and related administrative requirements: the Illinois Human Rights Act, the Prevailing Wage Act, the Public Construction Bond Act, the Public Works Preference Act (repealed on June 16, 2010 by Public Act 96-929), the Employment of Illinois Workers on Public Works Act, the Freedom of Information Act, the Open Meetings Act, the Illinois Architecture Practice Act of 1989, the Professional Engineering Practice Act of 1989, the Structural Engineering Practice Act of 1989, the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act, the Public Contract Fraud Act, the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities Act, and the Public Works Employment Discrimination Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)

110 ILCS 62/4

    (110 ILCS 62/4)
    Sec. 4. Applicability. In order to protect the integrity of historic buildings, no provision of this Act shall be interpreted to require the implementation of energy conservation measures that conflict with respect to any property eligible for, nominated to, or entered on the National Register of Historic Places, pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, or the Illinois Register of Historic Places, pursuant to the Illinois Historic Preservation Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-1062, eff. 7-31-06.)

110 ILCS 62/5

    (110 ILCS 62/5)
    Sec. 5. Definitions. In this Act words and phrases have the meanings set forth in the following Sections preceding Section 10.
(Source: P.A. 90-486, eff. 8-17-97.)

110 ILCS 62/5-5

    (110 ILCS 62/5-5)
    Sec. 5-5. Public university. "Public university" means any of the following institutions of higher learning: the University of Illinois, Southern Illinois University, Northern Illinois University, Eastern Illinois University, Western Illinois University, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago State University, Governors State University, or Illinois State University, acting in each case through its board of trustees or through a designee of that board.
(Source: P.A. 97-813, eff. 7-13-12.)

110 ILCS 62/5-10

    (110 ILCS 62/5-10)
    Sec. 5-10. Energy conservation measure.
    (a) "Energy conservation measure" means any improvement, repair, alteration, or betterment of any building or facility, subject to all applicable building codes, owned or operated by a public university or any equipment, fixture, or furnishing to be added to or used in any such building or facility that is designed to reduce energy consumption or operating costs, and may include, without limitation, one or more of the following:
        (1) Insulation of the building structure or systems
    
within the building.
        (2) Storm windows or doors, caulking or
    
weatherstripping, multiglazed windows or doors, heat absorbing or heat reflective glazed and coated window or door systems, additional glazing, reductions in glass area, or other window and door system modifications that reduce energy consumption.
        (3) Automated or computerized energy control systems.
        (4) Heating, ventilating, or air conditioning system
    
modifications or replacements.
        (5) Replacement or modification of lighting fixtures
    
to increase the energy efficiency of the lighting system without increasing the overall illumination of a facility, unless an increase in illumination is necessary to conform to the applicable State or local building code for the lighting system after the proposed modifications are made.
        (6) Energy recovery systems.
        (7) Energy conservation measures that provide
    
long-term operating cost reductions.
    (b) From the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly until January 1, 2015, "energy conservation measure" includes a renewable energy center pilot project at Eastern Illinois University, provided that:
        (1) the University signs a partnership contract with
    
a qualified energy conservation measure provider as provided in this Act;
        (2) the University has responsibility for the
    
qualified provider's actions with regard to applicable laws;
        (3) the University obtains a performance bond in
    
accordance with this Act;
        (4) the University and the qualified provider follow
    
all aspects of the Prevailing Wage Act as provided by this Act;
        (5) the University and the qualified provider use an
    
approved list of firms from the Capital Development Board (CDB), unless the University requires services that are not typically performed by the firms on CDB's list;
        (6) the University provides monthly progress reports
    
to the Procurement Policy Board, and the University allows a representative from CDB to monitor the project, provided that such involvement is at no cost to the University;
        (7) the University requires the qualified provider
    
to follow the provisions of the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities Act and the Public Works Employment Discrimination Act as provided in this Act;
        (8) the University agrees to award new building
    
construction work to a responsible bidder, as defined in Section 30-22 of the Illinois Procurement Code;
        (9) the University includes in its contract with the
    
qualified provider a requirement that the qualified provider name the sub-contractors that it will use, and the qualified provider may not change these without the University's written approval;
        (10) the University follows, to the extent possible,
    
the Design-Build Procurement Act for construction of the project, taking into consideration the current status of the project; for purposes of this Act, the definition of "State construction agency" in the Design-Build Procurement Act means Eastern Illinois University for the purpose of this project;
        (11) the University follows, to the extent possible,
    
the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act;
        (12) the University requires all engineering,
    
architecture, and design work related to the installation or modification of facilities be performed by design professionals licensed by the State of Illinois and professional design firms registered in the State of Illinois; and
        (13) the University produces annual reports and a
    
final report describing the project upon completion and files the reports with the Procurement Policy Board, CDB, and the General Assembly.
    The provisions of this subsection (b), other than this sentence, are inoperative after January 1, 2015.
(Source: P.A. 96-16, eff. 6-22-09.)

110 ILCS 62/5-15

    (110 ILCS 62/5-15)
    Sec. 5-15. Guaranteed energy savings contract. "Guaranteed energy savings contract" means a contract for: (i) the implementation of an energy audit, data collection, and other related analyses preliminary to the undertaking of energy conservation measures; (ii) the evaluation and recommendation of energy conservation measures; (iii) the implementation of one or more energy conservation measures; and (iv) the implementation of project monitoring and data collection to verify post-installation energy consumption and energy-related operating costs. The contract shall provide that all payments, except obligations on termination of the contract before its expiration, are to be made over time and that the savings are guaranteed to the extent necessary to pay the costs of the energy conservation measures. Energy savings may include energy reduction and offsetting sources of renewable energy funds including renewable energy credits and carbon credits.
(Source: P.A. 96-1197, eff. 7-22-10.)

110 ILCS 62/5-20

    (110 ILCS 62/5-20)
    Sec. 5-20. Qualified provider. "Qualified provider" means a person or business whose employees are experienced and trained in the design, implementation, or installation of energy conservation measures. The minimum training required for any person or employee under this Section shall be the satisfactory completion of at least 40 hours of course instruction dealing with energy conservation measures. A qualified provider to whom the contract is awarded shall give a sufficient bond to the public university for its faithful performance.
(Source: P.A. 90-486, eff. 8-17-97.)

110 ILCS 62/5-25

    (110 ILCS 62/5-25)
    Sec. 5-25. Request for proposals. "Request for proposals" means a competitive selection achieved by negotiated procurement. The request for proposals shall be announced by the public university that will administer the program in the Illinois Public Higher Education Procurement Bulletin and through at least one public notice, at least 14 days before the request date, in a newspaper published in the county in which that public university is located, or if no newspaper is published in that county, in a newspaper of general circulation in the area of that county, requesting innovative solutions and proposals for energy conservation measures. Proposals submitted shall be sealed. The request for proposals shall include all of the following:
        (1) The name and address of the public university
    
that will administer the program.
        (2) The name, address, title, and phone number of a
    
contact person.
        (3) Notice indicating that the public university is
    
requesting qualified providers to propose energy conservation measures through a guaranteed energy savings contract.
        (4) The date, time, and place where proposals must be
    
received.
        (5) The evaluation criteria for assessing the
    
proposals.
        (6) Any other stipulations and clarifications the
    
public university may require.
(Source: P.A. 94-1062, eff. 7-31-06.)

110 ILCS 62/10

    (110 ILCS 62/10)
    Sec. 10. Evaluation of proposal. Before entering into a guaranteed energy savings contract under Section 15, a public university shall submit a request for proposals. The public university shall evaluate any sealed proposal from a qualified provider. The evaluation shall analyze the estimates of all costs of installations, modifications or remodeling, including, without limitation, costs of a pre-installation energy audit or analysis, design, engineering, installation, maintenance, repairs, debt service, conversions to a different energy or fuel source, or post-installation project monitoring, data collection, and reporting. The evaluation shall include a detailed analysis of whether either the energy consumed or the operating costs, or both, will be reduced. If technical assistance is not available by a licensed architect or registered professional engineer on the staff of the public university, then the evaluation of the proposal shall be done by a registered professional engineer or architect, who is retained by the public university. Any licensed architect or registered professional engineer evaluating a proposal under this Section may not have any financial or contractual relationship with a qualified provider or other source that would constitute a conflict of interest. The public university may pay a reasonable fee for evaluation of the proposal or include the fee as part of the payments made under Section 20.
(Source: P.A. 94-1062, eff. 7-31-06.)

110 ILCS 62/15

    (110 ILCS 62/15)
    Sec. 15. Award of guaranteed energy savings contract. Sealed proposals must be opened by the public university's board of trustees or a designee of that board at a public opening at which the contents of the proposals must be announced. Each person or entity submitting a sealed proposal must receive at least 10 days notice of the time and place of the opening. The public university shall select the qualified provider that best meets the needs of the university. The public university shall provide public notice of the meeting at which it proposes to award a guaranteed energy savings contract and of the names of the parties to the proposed contract and the purpose of the contract. The public notice shall be made at least 10 days prior to the meeting. After evaluating the proposals under Section 10, a public university may enter into a guaranteed energy savings contract with a qualified provider if it finds that the amount it would spend on the energy conservation measures recommended in the proposal would not exceed the amount to be saved in either energy or operational costs, or both, within a 20-year period from the date of installation, if the recommendations in the proposal are followed. Contracts let or awarded shall be published in the next available subsequent Illinois Public Higher Education Procurement Bulletin.
(Source: P.A. 94-1062, eff. 7-31-06.)

110 ILCS 62/20

    (110 ILCS 62/20)
    Sec. 20. Guarantee. The guaranteed energy savings contract shall include a written guarantee of the qualified provider that either the energy or operational cost savings, or both, will meet or exceed within 20 years the costs of the energy conservation measures. The qualified provider shall reimburse the public university for any shortfall of guaranteed energy savings projected in the contract. A qualified provider shall provide a sufficient bond to the public university for the installation and the faithful performance of all the measures included in the contract. The guaranteed energy savings contract may provide for payments over a period of time, not to exceed 20 years from the date of final installation of the measures.
(Source: P.A. 94-1062, eff. 7-31-06.)

110 ILCS 62/25

    (110 ILCS 62/25)
    Sec. 25. Installment payment contract; lease purchase agreement. A public university or 2 or more public universities in combination may enter into an installment payment contract or lease purchase agreement with a qualified provider or with a third party, as authorized by law, for the funding or financing of the purchase and installation of energy conservation measures by a qualified provider. Each public university may issue certificates evidencing the indebtedness incurred pursuant to the contracts or agreements. Any such contract or agreement shall be valid whether or not an appropriation with respect thereto is first included in any annual or additional or supplemental budget proposal, request, or recommendation submitted by or made with respect to a public university under Section 8 of the Board of Higher Education Act or as otherwise provided by law. Each contract or agreement entered into by a public university pursuant to this Section shall be authorized by official action of the board of trustees of that university. The authority granted in this Section is in addition to any other authority granted by law.
(Source: P.A. 96-1197, eff. 7-22-10; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)

110 ILCS 62/30

    (110 ILCS 62/30)
    Sec. 30. Term; budget and appropriations. Guaranteed energy savings contracts may extend beyond the fiscal year in which they become effective. The public university shall include in its annual budget request and the Board of Higher Education shall recommend an appropriation for each subsequent fiscal year that is sufficient to pay and discharge any amounts payable under guaranteed energy savings contracts during that fiscal year.
(Source: P.A. 90-486, eff. 8-17-97.)

110 ILCS 62/35

    (110 ILCS 62/35)
    Sec. 35. Operational and energy cost savings. The public university shall document the operational and energy cost savings specified in the guaranteed energy savings contract and designate and reserve that amount for an annual payment of the contract. If the annual energy savings are less than projected under the guaranteed energy savings contract the qualified provider shall pay the difference as provided in Section 20.
(Source: P.A. 90-486, eff. 8-17-97.)

110 ILCS 62/40

    (110 ILCS 62/40)
    Sec. 40. Available funds. A public university may use funds designated for operating or capital expenditures for any guaranteed energy savings contract, including purchases using installment payment contracts or lease purchase agreements. A public university that enters into such a contract or agreement may covenant in such contract or agreement that payments made thereunder shall be payable from the first funds legally available in each fiscal year.
(Source: P.A. 90-486, eff. 8-17-97.)

110 ILCS 62/45

    (110 ILCS 62/45)
    Sec. 45. Funding. No grants or other funds or amounts appropriated to a public university for any purpose shall be reduced as a result of energy savings realized from a guaranteed energy savings contract or a lease purchase agreement for the purchase and installation of energy conservation measures.
(Source: P.A. 90-486, eff. 8-17-97.)

110 ILCS 62/70

    (110 ILCS 62/70)
    Sec. 70. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 90-486, eff. 8-17-97; text omitted.)

110 ILCS 62/75

    (110 ILCS 62/75)
    Sec. 75. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 90-486, eff. 8-17-97; text omitted.)

110 ILCS 62/99

    (110 ILCS 62/99)
    Sec. 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1, 1997.
(Source: P.A. 90-486, eff. 8-17-97.)